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J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1997 Jul;23(3):458-464. Korean. Original Article.
Kim TK , Cho YC , Yang DK , Chung IK , Kim JR .

The midface are bounded by a line connecting the two zygomaticofrontal suture, passing through the frontomaxillary and frontonasal suture, and limited below by the occlusal plane of maxillary teeth. Midface fractures include fractures affecting the maxilla, the zygoma, and the nasoorbital ethmoid complex. Midface fractures can be classified as LeFort 1, II, III fractures, sygomaticomaxillary complex fractures, zygomatic arch frationctures, or nasoorbital ethmoid fractures. These injuries may be isolated or occur in combine. And sort tissue injuries to the facial structures are commonly encountered in the treatment of midface fractured patient. Soft tissue wounds may be limited to the superficial structures, but more serious injuries may extend to involve anatomic structures such as the sensory and motor nerves of the face; the parotid, or nasolacrimal glands or ducts ; or the dentoalveolar structures. Especially, these fractures are combined with the orbit, brain injuries and skull base fractures. This is to report the incidence, causes, criteria, complication and treatments of patients who visited our department for midface fracture, for last 10 years.

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